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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Kelly Ryan, Ph.D.

Kelly Ryan, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:


  • University of Michigan Medical School (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Wayne State University (Ph.D. & M.A.)
  • University of Michigan (B.S.)

Clinical Interest:

  • Adult neuropsychological assessment
  • Dementia and other neurological disorders

Research Interest:

  • Use of neuropsychological tests to inform functional outcomes among medical and psychiatric populations
  • Use of technology to capture real-time measurements of functioning
  • Impact of neuropsychological functioning on patient and caregiver well-being
  • Cognitive and functional changes in bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive, behavioral, and functional decline in aging/dementia

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology Section

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Ryan, KA, Dawson, EL, Kassel, MT, Weldon, AL, Marshall, DF, Meyers, K, Gabriel, LB, Vederman, AC, Weisenbach, SL, McInnis, MG, Zubieta, JK & Langenecker, SA. (2015). Dimensions of Performance and Activation Dysfunction in Cognitive Control in Females with Mood Disorders. Brain: A Journal of Neurology. doi:10.1093/brain/awv070
  • Ryan, KA, Eisenburg, D., Kim, HM, Lai, Z., McInnis, M & Kilbourne, K. (2015) Longitudinal impact of a collaborative care model on employment outcomes in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 188 (239-42). Doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.08.052
  • Stringer, D M, Pester, B, Baker, A, Angers, K, Frazier, N, Archer, C, Langenecker, S, Kamali, M, McInnis, M, & Ryan, KA. (2014). Openness Predicts Cognitive Functioning in Bipolar Disorder. J. Affective Disorders, 168:51-7. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2014.06.038
  • Jacobs, RH, Gabriel, LB., Jenkins, LM., Ryan, KA, Weisenbach, SL, Baker, A., Peters, AT., Barba, A., Verges, A., Gotlib, I., Castellanos, X., Zubieta, JK., Phan, LK., Langenecker, SA., & Welsh, RC. (2014). Increased Coupling of Intrinsic Networks in Remitted Depressed Youth Predicts Rumination and Cognitive Control. PLOS ONE, 9, e104366. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104366
  • Weisenbach, SL, Marshall, DM, Weldon, AL, Ryan, KA, Vederman, A, Kamali, M, Zubieta, JK, McInnis, M, & Langenecker, SA. (2014). Double Burden of Age and Disease on Cognition and Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.29(9):952-61. doi: 10.1002/gps.4084
  • Saunders, EK, Nazir, R, Kamali, M., Ryan, KA, Evans, S, Langenecker, S, Gelenberg, AJ, & McInnis, M. (2014). Gender differences, Clinical Correlates and Longitudinal Outcome of Bipolar Disorder with Co-mordid Migraine. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(5):512-9. doi: 10.4088/JCP.13m08623
  • Marshall, D., Walker, S., Ryan, K.A., Kamali, M., Saunders, E., Weldon, A., Adams, K., McInnis, M., & Langenecker, S.A. (2012). Greater Executive and Visual Memory Dysfunction in Comorbid Bipolar Disorder (BD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) compared to those BD without SUD. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 252-7. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.06.013
  • Ryan, K.A., Vederman, A.C., Kamali, M., Marshall, D., Weldon, A.L., McInnis, M.G.., & Langenecker, S.L. (2013). Emotion Perception and Executive Functioning in Predicting Work Status in Euthymic Bipolar Disorder. Psychiatry Research, 210, 472-478. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.06.031
  • Ryan, K.A., Weldon, A., Persad, C., Heidebrink, J.L., Barbas, N., & Giordani, B. (2012). Neuropsychiatric symptoms and executive functioning in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Relationship to caregiver burden. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 34, 206-215. DOI:10.1159/000339955